Ask your dentist which interproximal cleaning method is the most appropriate for you. When interdental spaces are wide enough, or open, interproximal brushes are recommended.
Interprox® offers a wide range of brushes with different PHD sizes so that you can find the the right brush for each space. PHD (Passage Hole Diameter) refers to the size of the interdental, or interproximal, space (mm). It is the smallest space into which the brush can be inserted. Meaning, for example, that a 0.9 size brush can be used in a 0.9 mm space, at least.
If you do not know which PHD corresponds to each space, it is advisable to start out by choosing the smallest size (Interprox® nano 0.6) and increase the size from there if the brush fits too loosely. The right brush should snugly enter the interdental space (with no need to force it), covering the entire space. It is important not to choose too big of a brush to avoid damaging teeth and gums. Your dentist or hygienist can help you find the right size.
The colour coding used for different brands is not equivalent. To know the equivalence, you must compare the PHD measurement (not use other measurements like the diameter of the brush or of the wire, because these may not fit the interproximal space).
If the size of the spaces is different, different sized interproximal brushes will be needed for best results.
Interproximal cleaning should be done daily just like brushing your teeth. Most Interprox® sizes come with a protective cap so you can enjoy a clean mouth on the go, anywhere, any time.
Because of their excellent quality, Interprox® brushes are not disposable. Their durability will depend on the frequency with which they are used.
Dental flossing requires a bit of skill on order to be totally effective. Interprox® brushes are a more convenient and effective option as long as you have sufficient space between your teeth. Plus, they make it easier to reach the rearmost areas of your mouth (premolars and molars).
Interprox® makes it easy to clean the backmost areas, between premolars and molars.
In open interproximal spaces, the gums do not take up all of the space between teeth. In this type of space, flossing cannot be completely effective as it enters loosely and therefore does not cause friction. Interproximal brushes are recommended for open interdental spaces.
Gingival inflammation and bleeding are signs of gum disease (gingivitisorperiodontitis).These are normally caused by the accumulation of plaque, or biofilm, between teeth and in the gingival margin. You should visit your dentist to receive a diagnosis and treatment plan. It is also advisable to carry out strict interdental hygiene using Interprox®.
Periodontitis causes destruction of tooth support tissues, resulting in a larger interproximal space. You should visit your dentist to receive a diagnosis and treatment plan. It is also advisable to carry out strict interdental hygiene using Interprox®.
As tissue swelling decreases, spaces between teeth may become larger, making the use of Interprox® brushes essential.
“Long teeth” tend to indicate gingival retraction. Gingival retraction may make it so the gums do not completely fill in the interproximal space, resulting in greater bacterial plaque build-up.
The appearance of so-called “black triangles” suggests the existence of open interproximal spaces, which require cleaning with the help of Interprox® brushes. Do you have any orthodontic appliances in your mouth? Interprox® brushes are very useful for cleaning brackets and arches, where a regular toothbrush cannot reach and where bacterial plaque and food debris easily accumulate.
Interprox® brushes are needed to clean underneath bridges. More space may also exist between the crown of a prosthesis and natural teeth. The interdental margins of crowns and veneers may require extra cleaning to prevent seeping.
The placement of implants involves greater space between the emergence of the implant and the prosthetic crown, and in turn, the need for the use of anInterprox® brush.
Interprox® facilitates access to the surfaces of the teeth that were touching the missing tooth and where a regular toothbrush may not reach.. Also, remaining teeth may have shifted, increasing the interproximal spaces between adjacent teeth.
It is very important to clean the edges of restorations to prevent seeping. Interprox® brushes can help you do this in the interproximal areas.
Most cases of halitosis start in the oral cavity, specifically from the accumulation of biofilm on the tongue, in interdental spaces and in the subgingival areas. Interprox® can help you remove plaque from interdental spaces to prevent and help treat halitosis.
Smokers are at much greater risk for periodontal disease, and so they must clean between their teeth thoroughly with the help ofInterprox®.
Periodontitis has been proven to worsen the prognosis of systemic diseases including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and others currently under study. For this reason, these patients are advised to keep strict measures of periodontal disease control and prevention, which include interproximal cleaning on a daily basis.
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